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Brownstown, Indiana-July 9th, 2014: After a weekend away from competition during the Fourth of July holiday, Champions Tour, TS Performance Silver Series, and Ag Protect 1 competitors will test both driver and machine during a grueling five-day stretch starting July 10th, with much of the action squarely in The Land of Lincoln, Illinois.

The first event for the week starts tomorrow at Freeport, Illinois for the Midsummer Nationals at the Stephenson County Fair. Tomorrow nights' action (7/10) will include two Champions Tour classes with E3 Super Modified Tractors and iON Camera Unlimited Super Stocks on hand joined by Limited Pro Stock Tractors out of the Silver Series. Fridays' contest will see the Super Modified Tractors joined by Protect the Harvest Pro Stocks, Light Weight Super Stocks, and the Air Dog 3.0 Diesel Trucks from the Silver Series. The Badger State Tractor Pullers will also be in action for the two days with their sessions beginning at 1pm CDT each day; Champions Tour sessions will start at 7pm CDT. For more information log on to the Stephenson County Fair website at www.stephensoncountyfair.org.

The second stop on the "Illinois Swing" takes some competitors from the northern end of the state to the southern stop in Fairfield for the Southeast Summer Heat event in Fairfield on Saturday July 12th. The event, held at the New Wayne County Fair will see the Super Modified Tractors joined by Optima Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Trucks and Super Farm Tractors in Champions Tour action while the 3.0 Diesel Trucks make the trip down to Fairfield for their second stop of the weekend. Pulling starts at 7pm CDT.

The third stop in Illinois is the "America's Pull" held at the Marshall-Putnam Fair in Henry, Illinois. The pull has a legacy of high caliber competition and this year does not disappoint either. For 2014 the Mini-rod Tractor class joined the ranks of PPL classes under the TS Performance Silver Series umbrella and it is showcased at Henry along with six other classes: Speedco Pro Mod Four Wheel Drive Trucks, iON Camera Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Protect the Harvest Pro Stock Tractors, Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, and two additional Silver Series classes, the Limited Pro Stock Tractor and ARP Super Stock Diesel Truck classes. The twin tracks of action come alive in Henry at 6pm CDT. For more information log on to the fair website at www.marshallputnamfair.org.

Ag Protect 1 Mid West Region pulling starts Friday July 11th in Terre Haute, Indiana at the Vigo County Fairgrounds with Super Farm Tractors, Pro Stock Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Hot Farm Tractors, and Scheid Diesel 2.6 Trucks in action there. 7pm is the start time in Terre Haute with more information found at www.vigofair.com. Not to be left out, the Optima Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Trucks will be in Jerseyville, Illinois for a single session that evening under the Ag Protect 1 umbrella for the "Friday Night Shootout" at the Jersey County Fair at 7pm CDT. Complete pulling information for Jerseyville can be found at www.jerseycountyfair.com.

Sunday the 13th sees Ag Protect 1 pulling action move to Danville, Indiana at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds with Speedco Pro Mod Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Super Farm Tractors, and Limited Pro Stock Tractors anchored by Diesel Trucks representing the TS Performance Silver Series. An afternoon start for this slated for this event as 3pm CDT is "go-time" in Danville. More information on this contest is located at www.4hcomplex.org.

This stretch of competition concludes at the Decatur County Fairgrounds in Greensburg, Indiana on Monday July 14th with Protect the Harvest Pro Stocks, Hot Farm Tractors, and Scheid 2.6 Diesel Trucks on the roster. First hook at 7pm local time.

While this is a grueling stretch of events, the summer season of pulling will not relent until champions are crowned in September across all of the classes! For the latest in Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League action stayed tuned here at www.propulling.com and follow us in social media at our Facebook page, on Twitter (@propulling ) and on our new Instagram page (propullingleague). See us in print media with our Pro Pulling Magazine, published bi-monthly and covering the wide range of Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League National and Regional events as well as our Member-States. Get your subscription to Pro Pulling Magazine at www.hookmagazine.com/propulling.html.

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